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SAU 6 Superintendent Middleton McGoodwin, left, Stevens High School Principal Pat Barry, middle, and Stevens High School Building Manager Richard Plourde tour the high school Tuesday, August 19, 2014 prior to its opening Thursday, August 27. Portions of the school are prepared to be moved into while others are in the final stages of demolition.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Stevens a Work in Progress

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Claremont — Though she begins her first year next week as principal of Stevens High School in the midst of a major renovation, Patricia Barry will gladly accept the short-term disruption for the long term benefit to the students and the community. New windows that bring in more natural light, the complete rebuilding of most of the classrooms and other …

Lebanon College To Close; School Cancels Fall Classes

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Lebanon — Following years of economic turmoil, Lebanon College has canceled all of its classes for the upcoming fall semester in what is likely “the first step towards closing” the school, President Ron Biron said in an email Monday evening. “Without a substantive increase in enrollment across the board and particularly in the areas of our allied health programs and certificates, we feel …

Holcombe Defends Vt. Schools

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Virtually every public school in Vermont has been labeled as “low-performing” under the federal government’s No Child Left Behind Act, and the state’s secretary of education is outraged. But Rebecca Holcombe is not angry about the seemingly poor performance of her state’s schools. Rather, she takes umbrage at an evaluation process she thinks …

Helping to Keep Their Promises: 31 Sharon Academy Graduating Seniors Reflect Back

Monday, June 16, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Sharon — Michael Livingston, The Sharon Academy’s head of school, began Sunday’s commencement ceremony by painting a picture of “the joy we experience here on such a regular basis.” To do so, …

Kearsarge: Be ‘Grinders,’ Not ‘Whiners’

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Sutton, N.H. — Kearsarge High School’s graduation has some unusual traditions, including the singing of God Bless America by the kindergartners who this year will make up the class of 2026. On …

Leaving the Nest: Rivendell Academy Graduates 29

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Orford — Keri Gelenian, Rivendell Academy’s head of school and principal, urged the members of Saturday’s graduating class to feel free to return to the school in the coming years. He and …

‘Kindness’ Is Key at Whitcomb

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Bethel — Whitcomb Junior-Senior High School principal Kevin Dirth began Saturday’s graduation ceremony with a quote by Henry Ford. “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success,” …

‘Hard Work and Dedication’: In South Royalton, a Son Shares His Late Father’s Wisdom

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ South Royalton — Before he died at age 61 last June, former Royalton School Board member and town attorney Frank Berk taught his four children not to dwell on losses — of …

Woodsville Grads Got It Done

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Woodsville — The families, staff, and faculty of Woodsville High School packed the gymnasium and queued out the exits to watch 69 seniors graduate on Saturday morning. After the high school band …

Ledyard Charter School Class of 2014

Monday, June 16, 2014

Family and friends fill the Lebanon Opera House for the commencement ceremony for the Class of 2014 Ledyard Charter School on Saturday. The school gives students a second chance to complete their education and earn a high school …

Sunapee Graduates Urged to Savor Every Moment

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Sunapee — Like most graduates, members of the Sunapee Middle High School class of 2014 spent part of their graduation ceremony looking back on their years together and part of it imagining their futures. But rather than psyching each other up to go out and take on the …

In Windsor, Rhyme and Reason Reigns

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Windsor — Social studies teacher Stanley Spencer stood before his students and their families and friends Friday evening and reminisced about all the things they had already done — from profane to …

Woodstock Class ‘Has an Old Soul’

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Woodstock — Dark rainclouds loomed outdoors, but inside Woodstock Union Arena, the rink was filled with sunflowers. About 90 graduates of Woodstock Union High School’s Class of 2014 sat ready to receive …